Davina Bell is a book editor and award-winning writer for young people. She's the author of a number of picture books including Captain Starfish, Oh, Albert!, Hattie Helps Out and Under the Love Umbrella, which have been published around the world. She is also the author of the Alice books in the bestselling Our Australian Girl series of historical fiction for middle readers. Karen Blair loves to draw characters that are young, old and in between, as well as the wonderful creatures that we encounter in Australia - in the bush, the sea, the outback, or at home. She lives in Fremantle, Western Australia with her husband, daughter and cat, working from a studio which looks over a garden that attracts lots of local birds. She also teaches primary art which allows her to play with clay, sculpture and all sorts of other lovely art materials.